RE: [NH] SBC enforcing all-encompassing Web patent
We have our absurd patent claims here in the UK too. A few months back the
story that kept appearing in the computing press was that our
ex-nationalised now-privatised telephone company, BT (was British Telecom),
decided it owned the patent on the "hyperlink". The stories went cold, so I
don't know if they ever got as far as taking it to court!